227. Meeting the guest
I was taken by Sumita-sensei and came to the guest room. When we reached the door, I was asked by Sumita-sensei if I was feeling well, so I nodded lightly.
As soon as the door knocked, I heard a reply from inside and went inside.
“Sorry to disturb you, I brought Hatano-kun here.”
“I’m sorry to trouble you, Sumita-sensei. I’m sorry for coming so early even before the class, Hatano-san.”
A woman was sitting in front of Maki-san. She had sharp and smart-looking eyes, her hair was short, and her clothes were pants instead of skirts. Overall, she had a neutral beauty. She must have been talking about something by the time I came. After all, the amount of tea served was reduced to some extent.
The woman… Miyabi Minakatain-san, when she saw me coming in, stood up and gave a soft and gentle smile to me.
“Then, I’ll leave here…”
After finishing the task of bringing me, Sumita-san bowed down and left the room.
“Hatano-san, please come here”
When Maki-san saw Sumita-sensei leave the room, she called me and introduced us to each other.
“Minakatain-san, he is, the top-class boy, the pride of our school, Kohaku Hatano-san. Hatano-san, she is, the next head of the Minakatain Househould, one of the four great aristocrats, Miyabi Minakatain-san”
“I’m sorry to come so suddenly. I’m Miyabi Minakatain.”
“No, no, it’s okay. I’m Kohaku Hatano.”
I held the outstretched hand and replied with a smile.
“Then, Minakatain-san. Let’s stop the business talk here.”
“Yeah, I’ll talk in detail about the donations for the next term later…”
“Yes, thank you very much. All right, then may I ask, why did you come to school today?”
Maki-san started talking, putting a little pressure into the words.
“I watched the King of Boys… I was surprised at that program, because all the boys who participated were attractive. Really, I’ve never seen variety shows, but for sure, it’s not something to be made fun of. “
However, contrary to Maki-san, Minakatain-san seemed to be very relaxed and replied to the questions with a little joke. Maki-san heard the words and thought she was being teased, so she hit the desk with both hands and stood up vigorously.
“Yeah! That’s right! Really, I recorded it and watched it many times! I was worried at first when I heard that Hatano-san would appear on such a suspicious program. I mean, there is a saying that, “if you want to be famous on TV you must be ready to get laid”, right? Hatano-san is pure, innocent. So, I was worried that the perverted girls of the TV station would do naughty things to him! But… as Minakatain-san said, it was a good program rarely seen in recent years where boys compete in sweaty figures and teary eyes. while putting pride on the line! Moreover, our school’s pride, Hatano-san won the championship! The suspense is just… Absolutely Love It! And, thanks to that, our school is flooded with inquiries about admission next year! Hahahaha, I’m so happy that I wanted to scream!! Well, but this is all because I succeeded in recruiting Hatano-san! Hahaha! “
Minakatain-san had a troubled face.
Even me, I was taken aback.
Alright, can’t you calm down a little, please?
“O-ooooh… As expected of Maki-san. The one who was able to pull Hatano-san into here, You’re really wonderful…”
Minakatain-san said so without seeing Maki-san, who was leaning forward.
“Oops, I’m sorry. I was too excited.”
After Maki-san had a sip of tea and fixed her posture, she then asked Minakatain-san again about the purpose of visiting the school.
“I see… In other words, watching that program made you interested in Hatano-san… Is that it?”
“Yeah, that’s roughly the case.”
Without answering Maki-san’s question, Minakatain-san smiled at me with her pretty face.
“I came here to get Kohaku-kun, to be our family’s son-in-law.”
…Hooo, son-in-law, huh…
“Of course, not right now. I’d like to welcome you as a fiancé for the time being… To be honest, I really want to marry him as soon as possible, but unfortunately, there is a law.”
I see, I finally understand why she came here. But do you think I will accept it? This me, who is rising in value, my stock is sky-rocketing right now, you know? You’re the one being selected, not me, you know? If you look at me too cheaply, it’s not good you know?… Well, let’s ask a slightly mean question…
“… I happened to hear that Minakatain-san have a man you are dating right now, is that wrong? What happened to that person?”
“Hahaha… you got me… Yeah, I had a boyfriend, but I broke up with him.”
Mmm… Is she, a person who easily abandons her man…? Minus for you, it’s not very good.
“…Is that mean, that you’re going to throw me away if you find a man better than me later? Is that what you mean?”
“That’s not to what I mean. In the first place, he didn’t like me, he just liked my money. So, once I gave him enough money, he just agreed to break up with me.”
With that said, Minakata-san sadly gave a small smile.
… What should I do… I mean, isn’t that just too sad? If I was in her position, I would probably cry.